chapter  V
8 Ambassador, Nepeja, and his Arrival in England
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IN accordance with instructions received from the London Company, the Edward Bc,maventure, still commanded by John Buckland, during the summer of 1555 returned to England; and if it be true that Willoughby's remains were brought to England, it was probably by this opportunity. In the following spring, at the end of April, 1556, she was despatched to Russia not only with merchandise, but with fresh crews (more properly, candidates for death), for both the vessels, Bona Esperanza and Bona Confidentia. The Philip and Mary, which had likewise returned to England in 1555, accompanied the Edward on her voyage to Russia in 1556, and both the newly-manned vessels were brought to the mouth of the Dwina at the same time.